Erik Karlsson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ottawa’s depth issues magnified by Karlsson’s absence

    TSN "If there is one thing that the Ottawa Senators cannot afford, it’s to lose superstar defender Erik Karlsson for an extended period of time. In part, that’s why Karlsson had off-season surgery to repair torn foot tendons – to ensure that long-term, the nagging pain goes away. But there are two..." September 19

  • Karlsson’s return may not happen until November

    TSN "Erik Karlsson stood in front of reporters on Monday afternoon wearing a pair of sandals that gave everyone a clear view of his surgically repaired left foot. The Senators captain admitted he's currently forced to wear the open-toed footwear because the scar on his foot keeps opening up when he..." September 11

  • Erik Karlsson not skating yet, 'a long shot' for Senators opener

    Sporting News "Erik Karlsson was in the Big Apple Wednesday, taking part in the NHL's preseason Media Tour, and told The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun that he has not skated since undergoing surgery on his left foot in June and is unsure if he will be ready to play by Opening Night. Later in the day, Karlsson..." September 08

  • Senators’ Erik Karlsson on return date: ‘I’m not really sure’

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson is not skating at the moment and says he doesn’t have a timetable for a return to the ice following off-season foot surgery. Karlsson, who was a finalist for the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenceman this past season, underwent a procedure in June to..." September 07

  • Karlsson hasn't skated yet; opening-night status unclear "Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson is planning to make his 2017-18 season debut in October, but playing opening night is a long shot because he still hasn't skated since having surgery on four torn tendons in his left foot June 14. The Senators open the season against the Washington..." September 06

  • Senators are getting a bargain now, but keep an eye on that Erik Karlsson contract situation

    Pro Hockey Talk "Erik Karlsson wasn’t playing at nearly 100 per cent during the Stanley Cup playoffs — and he was still by far Ottawa’s best player in their run to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. Not only was he Ottawa’s best player, he was often the best player on the ice between the Senators and their..." August 06

  • Karlsson doesn’t regret playing through foot injury during playoffs

    Pro Hockey Talk "Erik Karlsson was Ottawa’s best player in the postseason, despite playing through a foot fracture. The price? Foot surgery that comes with a four-month recovery period. Photos of Karlsson in Las Vegas, using crutches and with a cast on his foot, began to circulate on Twitter on Tuesday, a..." June 21

  • Karlsson expected to be ready for start of season after foot surgery

    Ottawa Citizen "Erik Karlsson is the latest member of the Ottawa Senators to go under the knife. The Senators’ captain, who played through the postseason with two hairline fractures in his foot, had surgery in Charlotte, N.C. Wednesday to repair torn tendons in his left foot. The recovery time is four months..." June 14

  • Erik Karlsson of Senators to have MRI, X-rays on injured heel "Erik Karlsson will have an MRI and X-rays on his injured left heel next week, but the Ottawa Senators defenseman said Saturday he expects to fully recover. Karlsson played the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs with two hairline fractures in his foot. "I'm going to have to go over that this week,"..." May 27

  • Erik Karlsson leaves Game 5, does not return for third period

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nothing has gone right for the Ottawa Senators on Sunday. Not only were they trailing by five goals to start the third period, but they also lost superstar defenseman Erik Karlsson late in the second period. He did not return for the start of the third period. Karlsson has been bothered by a..." May 21

  • Erik Karlsson was reportedly seen limping after Game 6

    Pro Hockey Talk "Great sports performances can become mythologized when a player fights through injuries. Kirk Gibson’s home run was basically a sappy Hollywood baseball movie come to life. Patrice Bergeron was just one of the many hockey players who’ve won big despite jarring injuries. Curt Schilling may or..." May 10

  • Erik Karlsson will play for Senators in Game 5 vs. Rangers "Defenseman Erik Karlsson will be in the lineup for the Ottawa Senators for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the New York Rangers at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday (3 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports), coach Guy Boucher said. Boucher said there will be no limitations on..." May 06

  • Erik Karlsson leaves Game 4 with apparent leg injury; Senators hopeful he can play in Game 5 "It was a sight to strike fear in the heart of anyone who cares about the Ottawa Senators. Their captain, Erik Karlsson, was wincing on the bench at the end of the second period, clearly in pain. The defenseman went to the locker room and did not return. That was the end of the night for the..." May 05

  • Karlsson showing hockey world what Senators fans always knew

    Sportsnet "It’s difficult to imagine that a two-time Norris Trophy winner and three-time All-Star would need to have their reputation burnished any further. But with his performance in these Stanley Cup Playoffs, Erik Karlsson is taking his moment in the national spotlight to raise his standing even..." May 02

  • Burns, Hedman, Karlsson named Norris Trophy finalists

    Sportsnet "The NHL announced the three finalists for the Norris Trophy Friday, awarded to the defenceman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position. This year’s finalists are: San Jose’s Brent Burns, Tampa Bay’s Victor Hedman, and Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson. Burns..." April 22

  • Erik Karlsson expected to miss final two games, return in playoffs

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators officially clinched a playoff berth on Thursday night, and they did so without Erik Karlsson. According to general manager Pierre Dorion, Karlsson will continue to sit out until the playoffs, missing the team’s final two games of the regular season in favour of a little..." April 08

  • Karlsson ruled out of crucial game vs. Bruins

    Ottawa Citizen "Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson will not play in tonight’s pivotal game against the Boston Bruins. Karlsson suffered a foot injury in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings and didn’t travel to Boston with the team. The Senators magic number to reach the playoffs is one. If the..." April 06

  • Burrows out, Karlsson a game-time decision for Senators vs. Wild

    Sportsnet "Erik Karlsson is a game-time decision and Alex Burrows will not be in the Ottawa Senators lineup Thursday when they visit the Minnesota Wild. Viktor Stalberg, who has missed the team’s last two games with an upper-body injury, will return. If Karlsson is ruled out, it will end his streak of 324..." March 30